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Executive Director Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans, Student Affairs, Health Services, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Position Title Executive Director Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services Position Number 095531 Department College of Health Sciences - 273000 Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a health-related or public administration-related field;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in program development and strategic planning;
  • Demonstrated skills in communication (verbal and written), interpersonal relationships, and technology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and educational opportunity.
License/Certification Required
N/A Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Director of the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services ( IHHS ) provides leadership and oversight to the IHHS in outreach, clinical services, education/training, and research.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Serve as the direct supervisor for four Directors who manage Community Outreach, the Interprofessional Clinic, Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff, and Counseling for Faculty and Staff, as well as the IHHS Administrative Support Associate;
  • Collaborate with the BCHS Director of Development to raise funds to support IHHS programs;
  • Promote the work of IHHS by providing ongoing dissemination of information about the IHHS to Appalachian State leadership, faculty, staff, and the regional community to grow awareness of IHHS initiatives and programs and build collaborations for community health and wellness initiatives;
  • Work with the Associate Dean for Research to build research support within the IHHS, including support of research partnerships across campus and externally;
  • Work with IHHS Directors to provide ongoing updates to BCHS faculty and staff to enhance opportunities for their involvement;
  • Monitor productivity of the IHHS and regularly evaluate the quality of achievement of the Institute's goals and mission;
  • Work with the BCHS leadership team on strategic planning;
  • Provide leadership and support for interprofessional education in collaboration with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, college personnel, and IHHS personnel;
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the Appalachian State University community and the greater community of health and human services providers in the region, including the Appalachian Regional Health System, to further the mission to transform health and wellness in the region.
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience. Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • A cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience;
  • A diversity statement. Appalachian State and the College of Health Sciences are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities;
  • Resume;
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts.Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview;
  • A list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.
AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link Posting Number 201500959P
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